Reporter, Well (Temporary)

Job Description

Well is looking for a temporary reporter for a minimum of five months, starting in October 2021. This reporter will be tasked with producing outstanding service and enterprise journalism that will help Times readers live healthier lives. The Well desk offers science-based guidance on a range of topics including mental and physical health, exercise, nutrition, relationships, and wellness trends. You'll cover news and service in the health and wellness space, with a focus on nutrition and sleep. You'll write traditional service and reported stories, explainers, visual pieces, news, trend stories, enterprise and profiles.

You should be able to connect the dots and spot trends before our competitors get to them. You should be willing to experiment, to engage with readers via social media, and offer deeply reported advice on how readers can live richer, healthier lives. You should be truly passionate about health and wellness. You should have tons of ideas, a track record of breaking news, and the desire to be the go-to source for a health-obsessed audience.

This role requires precision, attention to detail, understanding of deadlines, and the ability to work with a team, including close partnerships with editors on the desk. Specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Reporting at least one story each week
  • Monitoring the latest health studies and trends to conceive of fresh and compelling story ideas
  • Collaborating with visual editors on assignments
  • Adhering to the Times's editorial standards.
  • Developing stories that include a wide range of voices and perspectives

  • 5 + years as a digital lifestyle and/or health reporter
  • Experience in a news organization
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Proven track record of producing first in class health and/or lifestyle journalism
  • Passionate about health, wellness and service journalism
  • Must be well organized and highly skilled at reporting a variety of story forms, including service journalism, feature stories, enterprise, profiles and news.

This position is represented by the NewsGuild of NY. This role can be based in New York or performed remotely from certain U.S. states.


The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.